The use of maximum entropy and Bayesian techniques in nuclear microprobe applications

V. M. Prozesky, J. Padayachee, R. Fischer, W. Von der Linden, V. Dose, C. G. Ryan

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This paper presents an overview of the Bayesian Formalism (BF) and Maximum Entropy (ME), as well as applications of the theory to various ion-beam and nuclear microprobe (NMP) related work. The Bayesian formalism is an efficient and theoretically sound technique of information recovery, with special applications in ill-posed inverse problems, such as detector function deconvolution. Results are presented showing the promise of Bayesian Statistics and Maximum Entropy in PIXE spectrum deconvolution, deconvolution of the beam profile from one-dimensional scans and the recovery of depth profiles in RBS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-117
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1–4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes

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